Nathan Beard Biography

Nathan Beard is a Perth-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice is primarily engaged with exploring the influences of culture, memory and biography; in particular through the prism of his Thai-Australian heritage. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art) with First Class Honours from Curtin University and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Hatched 2008. His collaboration with artists Abdul Abdullah and Casey Ayres, The Greater Asia Co- Prosperity Sphere, was presented at the NGV Studio for the 2012 Next Wave Festival the space between us wants to sing.

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Nathan has participated in residencies at Speedy Grandma Gallery, Bangkok; Soy Sauce Factory, Bangkok; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA); and Hong HUB, Bangkok. He was a recipient of the Australia Council's ArtStart Grant in 2013, and undertook a JUMP mentorship with Thai artist Michael Shaowanasai in 2014. In 2014 Nathan received a Western Australian
Department of Culture and the Arts grant to pursue a mentorship with prominent Thai artist Arin Rungjang and present a solo exhibition, Obitus, at Moana Project Space, Perth.

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